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  • Body Bizarre, Body Beautifulby Nan McNab

    Touchstone 2010; US$ 12.00

    Tattoos, body piercings, wild hairstyles -- people all over the world have been decorating and changing their bodies for as long as anyone can remember. Body Bizarre, Body Beautiful fills you in on the how, why, and when of what people have done in the past, and what they're doing now. more...

  • Keep the Changeby Steve Dublanica

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99

    In the irreverent spirit of A.J. Jacobs and Michael Moore, Keep the Change by Steve Dublanica is a pavement-pounding exploration of tipping, a huge but neglected part of the American economy?the hilarious and eye-opening follow-up to his smash-hit New York Times bestseller Waiter Rant . Subtitled ?A Clueless Tipper?s Quest to Become the Guru... more...

  • The Onion Presents: Christmas Exposedby The Onion Staff

    Quirk Books 2011; US$ 12.95

    Christmas wouldn?t be Christmas without impulse-priced holiday gift books?and now The Onion has unleashed its award-winning team of investigative journalists upon the genre. Christmas Exposed features more than one hundred shocking tales of Secret Santas, shopping mall mayhem, dysfunctional family dinners, and much, much more. From the Trade... more...

  • The Hogmanay Companionby Hugh Douglas; Keith Horrox

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    How many times have you wondered about the origins of New Year's Eve, or Hogmanay as the Scots term it? This book reveals all as Hugh Douglas takes the reader from the remotest beginnings of this festival through the more recent developments in the 18th and 19th centuries right up to the millennium. There are many surprises in store for the unwary... more...

  • Egyptian Customs And Festivalsby Samia Abdennour

    The American University in Cairo Press 2007; US$ 8.99

    How do Egyptian Muslims celebrate Ramadan? How do Copts Egyptian Christians celebrate Easter? What should you expect to find on the table when invited to eat in an Egyptian home? What do you say when an Egyptian colleague sneezes? Exactly what do Egyptians do with a mortar and pestle, a sieve, and a bag of nuts seven days after the birth of a baby?... more...

  • Dimersions of Japanese Societyby Kenneth Henshall

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 70.00

    Japan remains one of the most intriguing yet least understood nations. In a much needed, balanced and comprehensive analysis, among other remarkable revelations, this book presents for the first time a vital key to understanding the organisation of Japan's society and the behaviour of its people. The Japanese are not driven by a universal morality... more...

  • The English Yearby Steve Roud

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 23.98

    This enthralling book will take you, month-by-month, day-by-day, through all the festivities of English life. From national celebrations such as New Year?s Eve to regional customs such as the Padstow Hobby Horse procession, cheese rolling in Gloucestershire and Easter Monday bottle kicking in Leeds, it explains how they originated, what they mean... more...

  • In the Country of Countryby Nicholas Dawidoff

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.95

    From the author of the bestselling The Catcher Was a Spy comes an exhilarating exploration of the performers, places, and experiences which form country music--a genre which is uniquely and authentically American. 40 photos. From the Hardcover edition. more...

  • Sketchy Santasby Will Zweigart

    Gallery Books 2010; Not Available

    Ho, ho, huh? Who?s that excessively jolly fellow with the fake beard, shifty eyes, sweaty hands, and boozy breath? Why, it?s not just Santa but sketchy Santa! Yes, ?tis the season for awkward photos of small children posed precariously on the laps of some of the most clownish, irritable, and just plain weird-looking Santa wannabes?guys you?d give... more...

  • My Dad Is a Broby The Editors of BroBible.com

    Gallery Books 2011; Not Available

    DAD IS THE MOST IMPORTANT MAN IN A BRO?S LIFE. He teaches you how to swing a baseball bat, grill a steak, and master a stick shift. Dad helps you laugh off a breakup, guides you on big decisions, and doesn?t tell your Mom when he catches you hooking up with a girl?yet still warns you to ?wrap it up? because he?s ?not ready to be a grandfather.?... more...